Wrongful Death Attorneys in Wilkes-Barre
Experienced Legal Guidance and Support
The loss of a loved one disrupts a family in multiple ways. In addition to the feelings of grief that death causes, the families of deceased people must also grapple with the stress of managing their loved one’s final wishes and taking care of any financial responsibilities.
These feelings can be elevated if a person’s death was caused by another person’s negligence. When this happens, the family of a victim often wonders how they can hold the negligent party accountable and receive compensation for the damages they have suffered. This can be done through a wrongful death claim.
By filing a wrongful death claim, you can be compensated for the damages caused by your loved one’s death. At Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC, our wrongful death lawyers in Wilkes-Barre are here to support you and help you navigate the legal process.
What is Wrongful Death?
The term “wrongful death” defines any incident in which a person is killed because of another person’s negligence. Similar to personal injury cases, wrongful death cases consider the liability of one person in the harm of someone else. Wrongful death claims allow the people who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to negligence to receive compensation for the resulting damages. For a death to be considered “wrongful,” negligence must have been a factor. It’s possible that a victim’s death may also have been preventable in cases of wrongful death.
Wrongful Death Claim Damages
A wrongful death claim can provide compensation for the financial and non-economic damages that have resulted from a death caused by negligence. By filing a claim, the family of the deceased person can receive compensation for funeral and burial costs, remaining medical bills, and the lost source of income caused by the death.
Non-economic damages include the emotional effects of a wrongful death, such as pain and suffering. It is possible to receive compensation for these damages through a wrongful death claim as well.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?
Wrongful death claims can only be filed by certain parties, and these terms vary by state. In Pennsylvania, wrongful death claims must be filed by the person who has been appointed as the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The personal representative is usually identified in a person’s will or other estate documents.
The personal representative may be a family member, an attorney, or someone else. The compensation the personal representative recovers by filing a wrongful death claim is given to the deceased person’s beneficiaries. If a claim is not filed by the deceased person’s personal representative within 6 months after the victim’s death, a beneficiary can file the wrongful death claim instead.
Wrongful Death Liability
The party that is liable for a wrongful death will depend on the type of accident that the case involves. For example, a driver could be liable in a case of wrongful death caused by a car accident. Liability will fall on the person who is responsible for the conditions that caused the death of the victim. Our wrongful death attorneys in Wilkes-Barre will look into the details of your case to identify the liable party and begin building the case against them.
Contact Us Today to Discuss the Details of Your Case
The Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC team can help you navigate the legal aspects of this difficult time in your life. We are committed to getting your family the resources you need and holding negligent parties at fault.
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confidential settlement in a crash.
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A settlement was obtained in this uninsured motorist case on behalf of a 21-year-old man who was ejected from an SUV and subsequently died. The driver of the SUV had been cut off by another vehicle. The settlement was obtained from Mr. Sperlazzo’s uninsured motorist carrier.
$1.1 Million Car Accident
The verdict was obtained for Mr. Smith against the defendant who was high on heroin at the time of the crash. This verdict was the Number #1 Motor Vehicle Collision verdict in Luzerne County in 2012.
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Our client was struck by a vehicle that was racing.
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Our client sustained a significant injury, including, post-traumatic stress disorder.
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The settlement was on an insurance policy of $15,000. The settlement was both for compensatory and bad faith damages.
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